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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 2016 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (CONDITIONER)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL
Appeared as: AFRICAN BLACK SOAP EXTRACT

Robust

Limited

Fair
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN CLAY

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPESEED OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED (JOJOBA) OIL

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW)BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Mangifera Indica(Mango)Seed Butter*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, African Black Soap Extract, Sea Salt, Cetyl Esters, Kaolin Clay, Grapeseed Oil, Simmondsia chinensis seed (Jojoba) Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride (Conditioner), Salicylic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow)Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sorbitol Esters, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Plantain Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

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